Arsenal scouts were in Turin to run the rule over one particular player for Ajax on Tuesday night.
The Dutch side have enjoyed an astonishing run in the Champions League so far following victories over Real Madrid and Juventus to reach the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since 1997.
A 1-1 first-leg draw with Juventus at the Amsterdam arena put them in good stead to go through, but when when Cristiano Ronaldo put Juve in front in the second, it looked as if their spirited run would come to an end.
But Ajax turned things around and won the game thanks to goals either side of half-time from Donny van de Beek and in-demand captain Matthijs de Ligt.
De Ligt and midfielder Frenkie de Jong are both expected to join Barcelona this sufmmer, so Gunners scouts had other talents in mind.
Left-back Nicolas Tagliafico has already been linked with a move to the Gunners, but according to the Mail Online it was Brazilian winger David Neres who was under the microscope on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old is seen as a lively talent and a player who could complement the Gunners’ squad without immediately demanding a first-team berth.
He’s tallied 11 goals and 8 assists from his combined 31 Eredivisie and Champions League outings so far won his first senior cap for Brazil in the friendly against Czech Republic last month.